Church Bulletin – July 16, 2017

Knowing Our Weakness and God's Power

 

And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Exodus 4:10

Moses was not a fluent man. His words spoken to God must be accepted as being a sincere and fair appraisal of the facts: “ And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” (Exodus 4:10). The Lord did not try to cheer up His doubting servant by telling him that he had misjudged his ability. He allowed Moses’ statement to stand unchallenged. But He said to Moses, “What about your brother Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well.” God gave Aaron an “A” in speech. He was undoubtedly an eloquent man. Yet it was the halting Moses, not the fluent Aaron, who faced Pharaoh time after time in defense of Israel; it was Moses, not the eloquent Aaron, who wrote the brilliant and beautiful story of the creation; it was Moses who penned the Book of Deuteronomy, one of the most poetical and moving books ever written. Was Aaron too fluent for God to use after all? I do not claim to know why, but whatever the reason, we have but few samples of Aaron’s words in the Bible and countless pages of Moses’.

The reason back of all this is that great emotions rarely produce fluency of speech, whereas shallow feelings are sure to express themselves in many words. We tend to use words in inverse proportion to the depth of our feelings. Some of the profoundest emotions of the heart utter themselves in a chaste brevity of words, as when John tells us of Christ’s sharp grief at the grave of Lazarus. He says simply, “Jesus wept.” With exquisite good taste, the scholars who divided the Bible into verses allowed those two words to stand-alone. Nothing more is needed to reveal the mighty depth of Christ’s love for His friend. – A.W. Tozer

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, July 16th

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Frank McClelland

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Daniel Olson


Weekly Events

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Wednesday, July 19th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


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Advance Announcements


Sunday, July 23th

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders


Wednesday, July 26th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


Upcoming Events

Free Presbyterian Youth Camp - July 15-22

Please be in prayer for the Youth Camp this week. Pray for safety in the daily activities, for God’s blessing every time His Word is opened and that there will be spiritual growth in each heart.

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